We Shine Brighter Together at RTR…

Combining over 110 years of Reform Judaism in Rockland County, Temple Beth El (Spring Valley) and Temple Beth Torah (Nyack) merged to create an even brighter entity, The Reform Temple of Rockland (RTR). Everyone comes together here – interfaith couples, LGBTQ families, the young and the not-so-young – to create our warm Jewish community. Our Worship is enriched with a love of music, filled with our gifted Cantor’s voice, our choir, and our Chai Life Rock Shabbat band. Toe tapping and hand clapping are encouraged! See for yourself why so many find our family-friendly Friday night services or educational programming so inspiring, or why our B’nei Mitzvah are just beginning their journeys, not ending them. Each of us is a Jewish light but together, we all shine brighter. Don’t wait for a holiday to drop by. Our caring clergy and congregation look forward to meeting you!
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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera jemerman January 30, 2023

Both Arab and Jewish, young and old, the women of "Cinema Sabaya" learn about much more than filmmaking during the class; they discover that their differences are far outweighed by their bonds as women making their way in a patriarchal world.

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day rj-admin-new January 27, 2023

What does it mean to remember? It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate it.

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes jemerman January 26, 2023

A camel carrying a load. A golden pair of balanced scales. An open heart and an open mind. These are three of more than two dozen artists' visions of justice and righteousness featured in the invitational exhibition, "Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue."

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow jemerman January 25, 2023

Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, is upon us. While it may not be the most celebrated new year in the Jewish tradition, there is a simple power to the holiday - the call for us to become attuned to nature and learn what it can teach us about personal growth.